Adult Services staff will follow Corporate Health and Safety policies. In the event of staff requiring service specific guidance, please refer to the departmental Health & Safety pages.
01/18 Social Work Registration Policy 52 kB - This policy applies to all staff for whom registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Social Worker is a role requirement.
02/18 Relationships and Sexuality 71 kB - This policy provides advice and guidance for staff to ensure that they feel confident to negotiate the complex personal, legal and ethical issues that are present when they are supporting service users to safely exercise their rights to self-determination, privacy, and a family life with regard to personal relationships and sexuality.
03/18: Working with individuals who request local authority support with their care costs when their funds deplete 51 kB - This policy provides a guide for staff who are involved in working with individuals who have been self funding who approach the local authority for support with their care costs when their funds are approaching, or have already reached, the means testing threshold.
This policy can also be used if an individual’s ability to fund their care is reduced as a consequence of them no longer qualifying for NHS Funded Nursing Care or Continuing Health Care funding
04/18 Research Management Procedure 63 kB: This procedure sets out the management process for research proposals, and the ethical review process for formal consultations, service evaluations and research-like engagement
14/14 Developing, writing and reviewing: Departmental policies, procedures and guidance – The purpose of this document is to set out how Adults’ Health and Care departmental documentation - in the form of policies, procedures, protocols, guidance and practice manuals – is to be developed and presented in order to have a positive impact on practice
03/17 Serious Incident Policy
This document provides a guide to staff on the reporting, management and reviewing of serious incidents
04/17 Quality Outcomes and Contract Monitoring Framework 2 MB
This procedure describes how Adult Services monitors the quality and supports provider services to deliver outcome focused person
03/16 Paying for care 171 kB
01/16 Supervision Procedure 280 kB
17/15 Transport Policy 83 kB
13/15 Court Policy 616 kB
This document outlines the Adult Services policy in respect of court appearances and report and statement writing for staff required to attend court and/or provide statements or other documentation
02/15 Protection of Property 77 kB
This document is written to inform practitioners of their responsibilities under the law in relation to the protection of person’s property.
08/15 Engagement Involvement and Co-Production Policy 356 kB
This document provides detail of Adult Services department's policy relating to the engagement and involvement of service users, carers and community in the work of the department.
07/15 Duty of Candour 65 kB
This document outlines the policy in respect of Duty of Candour to ensure that staff follow guidance on communicating with service users and/or their representatives following harm.
14/11 Food Safety Management System 392 kB - updated February 2015
14/11 procedure title page 108kb
Food safety legislation requires all food business to have in place a food safety management system based on the principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points). This procedure is for use in residential, nursing or day care centres.
16/14 Fire Safety Management (Part 1 – Residential/Nursing Units) 125 kB updated January 2015
This procedure describes the Department’s requirements in relation to fire safety management in residential Units where there is sleeping accommodation for vulnerable adults and explains the responsibilities managers have for ensuring the organisation of adequate fire safety management including risk assessment, fire precautions, evacuation and emergency planning.
03/13 Infection Control in Provider Services and Community Settings 621 kB - updated January 2015
This procedure sets out the Department’s requirements in relation to infection control and gives guidance to staff about how they can put the infection control measures in place in the workplace and guidance on specific precautions to take if an outbreak of infection occurs.
15/14 Co-Production Allowances : Fees and Expenses 44 kB
The purpose of this document is to clarify the circumstances under which it is appropriate to offer payment to people who use services, including carers, in return for their involvement in the work of the department
4/14 Social care complaints policy and procedures 115 kB
The purpose of this procedure is to make clear staff responsibilities regarding the statutory complaint’s procedure and the processes involved. To amend the current procedure in line with the DOH guidance and statutory requirements
3/14 Medication management policy 197 kB and 3/14 front page 38 kB
The objective of the guidance in this overarching policy is to maintain the health, safety and independence of adult service users by supporting them to take prescribed medication at the correct time and in the correct way as part of a package of care and support. All medication policies are currently being updated to reflect current practice, national and sector guidance. In HCC Care services all staff that are required to administer medication as part of their role attend the ‘Medication Administration’ course on initial employment. The staff will then have their competency assessed annually or sooner if extra support is identified as part of their performance.
Medication management practice guidelines:
Older Persons Nursing Care `Homes 1 MB
Older Persons Residential Care 392 kB
Older Persons Day Care 64 kB
Community Response Services 138 kB
Learning Disability Respite Care 70 kB
Learning Disability Day Care 62 kBLink 62 kB
Physical Disability Respite Care 230kb
Physical Disability Day Care
02/07 Irregularities and break-ins - updated October 2013
33/10 Guardianship policy and procedure - S7 Mental Health Act 1983 - updated April 2013
Section 117 Policy - this procedure is being revised in light of the Care Act 2014
Unplanned referral protocols for short stay services (adult learning disability)
To ensure that all staff involved in making or receiving unplanned admissions to in-house short stay services (Adult Learning Disabilities) are clear of the process both prior to and during the admission.